Gender in Judaism and Islam : : Common Lives, Uncommon Heritage / / ed. by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Beth S. Wenger.

Jewish andIslamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged fromancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts andtraditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups haverecently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as...

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Place / Publishing House:New York, NY : : New York University Press, , [2014]
Year of Publication:2014
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: firoozeh kashani-sabet and beth s. wenger
  • Part I. Comparative perspectives
  • 1. Jewish and Muslim feminist theologies in dialogue: discourses of difference
  • 2. Jewish and Islamic legal traditions: diffusions of law
  • Part II. Limits of biology bodily purity and religiosity
  • 3. Scholarly versus women’s authority in the Islamic law of menstrual purity
  • 4. Gender duality and its subversions in rabbinic law
  • 5. Gender and reproductive technologies in shia Iran
  • Part III. Crimes of passion: formative texts and traditions
  • 6. Not a man: Joseph and the character of masculinity in Judaism and Islam
  • 7. Dishonorable passions: law and virtue in Muslim communities
  • 8. Legislating the family: gender, Jewish law, and rabbinical courts in mandate Palestine
  • Part IV. Cultural depictions of Jewish and Muslim women
  • 9. A literary perspective: domestic violence, the “woman question,” and the “Arab question” in early Zionism
  • 10. An autobiographical perspective: schools, jails, and cemeteries in shoshanna levy’s life story
  • 11. An artistic perspective the women of bahram beizai’s cinema
  • Afterword: common ground, contested terrain
  • Glossary
  • About the contributors
  • Index